Several months ago, hubby and I (And I am using the word “I” very loosely!) planted a zinnia garden with the hopes of luring more butterflies to the front yard.
Today, the first bait-taker arrived.
A beautiful male Tiger Swallowtail showed up and flitted from flower to flower, gathering both nectar for nourishment and a coating of pollen on his legs.
This fellow must have been fairly fresh from the cocoon, judging from his bright coloring and his un-nipped tails.
And now, I am hoping he flies off and tells all of his butterfly friends of this wonderful place to feast.
I love taking pictures of these beauties, and then I love looking at the pictures and seeing the details that you might otherwise miss due to the distance and the constant motion.
Stay tuned…butterfly season has begun!